Q. “Wrongful death in Florida is a ‘civil’ case and NOT criminal, and someone will pay big money for being responsible?” A. “Yes, if these events prove to be true,” explains Florida wrongful death lawyer John M. Castellano :

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“The Florida wrongful death statute requires that any ‘beneficiaries’ (defined as the deceased individual’s kids, for example) be ‘under 25 years of age’– if there is no spouse (meaning that the dead person (‘deceased’) left ‘no spouse’ (I.e., (no husband or wife) at the time of the wrongful death.”

“This limitation as to the maximum age of the ‘beneficiaries’ (i.e., meaning those ‘survivors’ of the deceased person who may ‘take’ or recovery money in the wake of their family member’s wrongful death) is just one (1) limitation to recovery for any wrongful death in Florida — as unfeeling and unfair as this certainly seems,” explains Florida wrongful death lawyer¬†John Castellano.

“Wrongful death is ‘civil’ and NOT ‘criminal’ in nature as defined by Florida laws and statutes, essentially meaning that the person responsible for ‘causing’ the death did NOT ‘intentionally’ commit or plan the death, unlike murder or any intentional act designed to effectuate a person’s death,” Contini continues.

“Please feel free to call me at the office anytime @ 954 766 8810, even though you may think of me as only your friendly neighborhood Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer – insofar as I can always advise you and help you in the sad event of a tragic wrongful death of a family member.” — Florida wrongful death lawyer John Castellano

Florida personal injury lawyer John Castellano


About the Author:

John M. Castellano is a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney who has helped thousands of clients throughout Florida. While building a reputation as a premiere Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney, Mr. Castellano has worked tirelessly to develop strategies to best protect the rights of those arrested for DUI in Broward, Dade and West Palm. However, Mr. Castellano is not just a drunk driving lawyer. He has been a successful domestic violence attorney, drug trafficking attorney, as well as all other Felony and Misdemeanor cases.

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